Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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New Smartphone Fight Over Camera Power

By Dave Pinwell 12th October 2018 Smartphones, Tech News 29
New Smartphone Fight Over Camera Power

New Smartphone Fight Over Camera Power A new battle is breaking out in the smartphone market as manufacturers strive to outdo each other with on board camera power. Whether this is what the consumer wants, though remains to be seen. No sooner had it become a thing, to pack three lenses into phones, such as…

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New Maps Shows Google’s Heading In Right Direction

By Dave Pinwell 5th October 2018 Google, Tech News 77
New Maps Shows Google’s Heading In Right Direction

New Maps Shows Google’s Heading In Right Direction  Google continues to enhance the capabilities of Google Maps for helping us to get around. A new version with two major enhancements was announced on Monday and is now being rolled out to users. The first is designed to help with ‘the commute’ and similar regular journeys….

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Pie Is The Recipe For Mobile To Learn Our Ways

By Dave Pinwell 21st September 2018 Google, Tech News 192
Pie Is The Recipe For Mobile To Learn Our Ways

Pie Is The Recipe For Mobile To Learn Our Ways  There is a new version of Google’s smartphone software, Android, on the streets and it has Artificial Intelligence (AI) on board. Android Pie is shipping on Google’s own brand Pixel phones and available as an upgrade on some other models. It will ship on other…

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Pen And Paper Is The Only Way To Vote At Elections

By Dave Pinwell 14th September 2018 Tech News 138
Pen And Paper Is The Only Way To Vote At Elections

Pen And Paper Is The Only Way To Vote At Elections  It is unusual for me not to advocate for an IT solution that could save megabucks. In this case, though, I was unequivocally of the view that sticking with pen and paper was vital. I went online to affirm the electoral registrations at the…

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Drones Helping To Save People’s Lives

By Dave Pinwell 7th September 2018 Tech News 258
Drones Helping To Save People’s Lives

Drones Helping To Save People’s Lives We hear a lot about the use of drones for fun and photography, delivering small packages and being a nuisance but less about them helping save lives. Nevertheless, they have been deployed in that role for five years now. The first recorded successful life-saving by drone was in May…

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Young Users May Not Save Snapchat

By Dave Pinwell 31st August 2018 Facebook, Tech News 296
Young Users May Not Save Snapchat

Young Users May Not Save Snapchat  What is the future for Snapchat? The youngest app in the social media circus is popular with young users, but mixed reports this month lead to some serious questions as it fights to assert itself amongst the old timers like Facebook and Twitter. The good news was that a…

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Not So Smart Advert For Mobile Phone

By Dave Pinwell 24th August 2018 Smartphones, Tech News 322
Not So Smart Advert For Mobile Phone

Not So Smart Advert For Mobile Phone  Sometimes we cannot help chuckling at news of others’ misfortunes. That was certainly the case for me when Huawei was caught cheating in its advertising. In a recent advert for its recently released Nova 3 smartphone, a chap wants to take a selfie with his girlfriend. She is…

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Saddle Up For New Bicycle Navigation

By Dave Pinwell 17th August 2018 Tech News 299
Saddle Up For New Bicycle Navigation

Saddle Up For New Bicycle Navigation The market for smart bicycle navigation is hotting up, with newcomer Blubel tackling the more established Beeline and SmartHalo for dominance. For cyclists, neither the complexity of a sat nav screen on the handlebars or the voice of Google Maps, through a phone linked earpiece, is ideal, so all…

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Testing Defences Is Getting My Vote

By Dave Pinwell 17th August 2018 Online Security, Tech News 229
Testing Defences Is Getting My Vote

Testing Defences Is Getting My Vote  This weekend sees the annual convention of hackers in Las Vegas, a gathering of the finest experts at cracking open software code and taking control of our gizmos. You would think that advertising such a conference would be akin to sending the old bill a flyer for a bank…

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Blink An You’ve Missed New Translation Product

By Dave Pinwell 17th August 2018 Tech News 228
Blink An You’ve Missed New Translation Product

Blink An You’ve Missed New Translation Product  I know technology moves fast these days but have you ever heard of a product selling out within 16 days of its launch and not being produced again? That appears to be the fate of the Lingmo Translate One2One, which has been superseded by their Time2Translate. One might…

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